Pennsylvania Vacation, Cooks Forest Film Photography, Gateway Lodge Cooks Forest | A Mid-Summer RetreatSeptember 3, 2014

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On a recent trip home to Northeast Ohio, Alex and I decided to slip away for a few days. I scoured the web looking for the perfect sleepy town or beach area and settled on Cook’s Forest. We had a few drizzly and cool days there, and I would love to go back. Whether its a quiet place usually or the weekday weather scared some folks away, it seemed at time we had the park to ourselves. Without a doubt our trip was made by our amazing stay at Gateway Lodge.  If you know me well, then you know I evaluate restaurants and properties based on their fireplace contingent. Now this isn’t a simple formula of how many fireplaces but also the quality, use, etc. This place ranks high, let me tell you. Each morning, I would sneak out of bed and sip fresh coffee by a tended fire and read a book.

Fireplace retreat in July!?! Yes, the cool mid-60s weather made this a vacation from summer. These film scans are floating me back.

A bit on the film- I decided to shoot one roll. Yes, 36 frames for a 3 night/4 day vacation. It was perfect. Afterall, I had my Iphone for some instagramming, but I was able to truly be there on hikes and canoe rides with Alex instead of crouching down and taking the 100th shot of a little forest mushroom.

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